Los Angeles Dodgers star pitcher Trevor Bauer is under investigation for assault, according to a report by TMZ.
According to the TMZ report, a woman claims that Bauer “got physical with her” earlier in the year. The woman received a temporary domestic violence restraining order and the alleged incident is being investigated by the Pasadena Police Department.
“The order is the result of a recent assault that took place at the hands of Mr. Bauer where (the alleged victim) suffered severe physical and emotional pain,” the woman’s attorney told TMZ.
TMZ also reports that “sources close to the case say that Bauer is convinced that the encounter was nothing more than rough and consensual sex.”
The attorney representing the alleged victim hopes criminal charges will be brought against Bauer.
Neither the Dodgers nor the MLB released a comment on the allegations against the star pitcher.
Bauer joined the Dodgers prior to the 2021 MLB season after winning the 2020 National League Cy Young Award with the Cincinnati Reds. His previous stops in the majors include the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cleveland Indians.